CONNECTING THE NEXT BILLION

We connects the rural ecosystem

icon The World Market
Number of small farmers
570 million households (Total area of farmland:
About 380 million ha)
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Unmet Demand for Credit
450 billion dollars (Per hectare: About 400 dollars)
icon Cambodian small farmers
Potential market size
400 million dollars (Total area of farmland: About 2 million ha)
icon Indian small farmers
Potential market size
$ 28.3 billion (Total area of farmland: About 140 million ha)

CORE

AGRIBUDDY’s core model

CREATE BUDDY SYSTEM

THE BUDDY SYSTEM

The “BUDDY” system is at the core of AGRIBUDDY’s concept. BUDDIES are agents of AGRIBUDDY who live in rural villages and enable farmers who do not have smartphones or cannot use them, to register and transact with AGRIBUDDY. BUDDIES are trained to collect agricultural and personal data and help farmers with credit and technical advice.

DATA ANALYSIS & CREDIT SELES
RISK ANALYSIS
AND CREDIT SALES

Analysis of the data collected at field level about farmers, crops, cultivation methods and regional parameters, it is possible to build a more accurate credit risk profile for individual farmers and upwards, therefore enabling institutional and individual lenders to establish credit limits as well as price credit more optimally. The credit lines generated by the system enables the financing of agricultural inputs in required quantities at the exact times so that crop yields increase dramatically.

FEEDBACK TO OPTIMIZE
KNOWLEDGE DELIVERY
AND DATA GATHERING

AGRIBUDDY’s network of research institutions and universities enables small farmers to access technical and market information that was earlier inaccessible to them. This helps them reduce cost, apply appropriate technologies and inputs, and raise both yields and prices received for their crops. Their resulting overall increase in income is the foundation for a more sustainable future.

SERVICES

Services provided by AGRIBUDDY

  1. Addressing the lack of working capital for farmers by supplying agricultural inputs on credit
  2. Implementing irrigation and other infrastructure with financial support to combat the effects of climate change on rain-fed agricultural areas
  3. Recommending crop changes, monitoring growing cycles, purchasing and distributing crops, maximizing income per unit of arable area.
  4. Introduction of biomass and other renewable energy to off-the-grid areas that use locally available crop residues to generate electricity.

CASE STUDIES

THE FUTURE

Our platform is a gateway to rural farming communities in emerging economies, to build a blue ocean market

distribution channels with unique data gathering and demand analysis capabilities from a grassroots network of BUDDIES.

$430-450 Billion:
The estimated shortfall in serving the global demand
for smallholder finance

ー USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development)

ROADMAP

2020 2025 2030
Number of BUDDIES 50 thousand people 300 thousand people 1 million people
Number of farmers whose agricultural productivity and
income are raised by BUDDIES
2 million people 7.5 million people 30 million people
Total credit required 1.08 billion dollars 8.1 billion dollars 32.4 billion dollars
Working capital required 380 million dollars 2.83 billion dollars 1.34 billion dollars
The increasing urban population (projected to reach 1.2 billion by 2030) is going to cause massive strains on the world’s food supply, leaving fewer people in agricultural production and more consumers who are disconnected from production sources and therefore not self-sufficient in food production. In order for production to keep pace with demand, a paradigm shift is needed in the current food production model, with small farmers needing to produce much more than they themselves consume.
By 2020, we plan to support 1 million farmers being managed by a network of 50,000 trained BUDDIES and resulting in 50-100% increases in small farmer crop yields in developing countries.

PRIZE & AWARDS

WINNER

NEST 2017
2017
New Economy Summit 2017
First Prize

Hosted by the New Economy Federation
2017
WINNER

MIRAI 2017
2017
MIRAI 2017
First Prize & SMFG Award

Co-hosted by Japan Research Institute, SMFG Bank
2017
WINNER

NIKKEI FINTECH 2016
2016
NIKKEI FINTECH CONFERENCE 2016
First Prize

Organized by Nikkei FinTech
2016

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